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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, vehicles line up so people can get their COVID-19 vaccination cards after being vaccinated in a pre-registered drive-thru in the parking lot of the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Arizona reported 4,748 additional known COVID-19 cases and 209 deaths on Tuesday, Jan. 26 the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the state's first confirmed coronavirus case in the outbreak that has since claimed thousands of lives statewide. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona reports 4,748 virus cases one year after 1st case

Jan. 26, 2021 3:14 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona reported 4,748 new known coronavirus cases and 209 deaths on Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of when the state confirmed its first coronavirus case in the outbreak that has since claimed thousands of lives statewide. The latest numbers reported by the Department of Health Services...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2020, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey puts his face covering back on after signing election documents to certify the election results for federal, statewide, and legislative offices and statewide ballot measures at the official canvass at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. Arizona Republicans voted Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP officials who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump. Party activists also reelected controversial Chairwoman Kelli Ward, who has been one of Trump's most unflinching supporters and among the most prolific promoters of his baseless allegations of election fraud. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)

GOP lawmakers take aim at Ducey's pandemic emergency powers

Jan. 25, 2021 7:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona legislative Republicans are pushing to cut off broad emergency powers that Gov. Doug Ducey has used to restrict large gatherings and business occupancy during the coronavirus pandemic. A Senate committee voted Monday to end the public health emergency that gives the state access to...

2 inmates breach fence, escape from state prison in Florence

Jan. 24, 2021 4:10 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities were searching Sunday for two inmates who escaped from the state prison in Florence by breaching a fence using tools retrieved from a facility room. Arizona Department of Corrections officials said John Charpiot and David Harmon escaped Saturday from the medium custody...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Cindy McCain, wife of former Arizona Sen. John McCain, waves to the crowd after being acknowledged by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Phoenix. Arizona Republicans voted Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP officials who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor

Jan. 23, 2021 10:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP members who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump. The censures of Sen. John McCain’s widow, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Gov. Doug Ducey are merely symbolic. But they show the...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. Top prosecutors in the vast majority of Arizona counties are dropping all existing possession of marijuana cases even before a new voter-approved law eliminating criminal penalties for having small amounts of the drug takes effect when results of the Nov. 3, 2020 election are certified. An Associated Press survey of county attorneys received responses from 13 of 15 elected county attorneys, all of whom said they were either immediately dropping existing cases or in one case pausing prosecutions and planning to drop them when Proposition 207 goes into effect.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Arizona, 15th state with legal pot, sees recreational sales

Jan. 22, 2021 7:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Legal sales of recreational marijuana in Arizona started on Friday, a once-unthinkable step in the former conservative stronghold that joins 14 other states that have broadly legalized pot. The state Health Services Department on Friday announced it had approved 86 licenses in nine of the...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo, several tents are set up so people who have registered can get their COVID-19 vaccinations as they drive-thru the parking lot of the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country. Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, that the number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped slightly in the last few weeks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona COVID-19 hospitalizations down as deaths reach 12K

Jan. 22, 2021 6:50 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country, health officials said Friday. The number of patients and even the positivity test rate have dipped slightly in the last few weeks, according to Dr....

Arizona GOP plots its future after Trump's presidency

Jan. 22, 2021 4:24 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — As a changing Arizona inches away from its staunchly Republican roots, the state GOP charged with reversing the trend is focused for now on showing its loyalty to former President Donald Trump. The Arizona Republican Party confronts its future this weekend after losing the presidential race...

An Arizona State Trooper vehicle drives in front of the Arizona Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona measure would expand tax funds for private schools

Jan. 20, 2021 4:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are considering legislation to quadruple the size of a program that allows people to use tax money for private school tuition for foster children and students with disabilities. The measure is the latest proposed expansion of Arizona's wide-ranging programs to aid private...

More testing urged in Arizona as new COVID-19 cases persist

Jan. 20, 2021 4:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — As Arizona remains the worst state in the nation for the rate of new COVID-19 cases, a public health expert warned Wednesday that more people in the state need to get tested. Only about 15,000 COVID-19 tests are being administered each day across the state, a figure that is low considering...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

EXPLAINER: Election claims, and why it's clear Biden won

Jan. 20, 2021 1:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and...